Amritsar, India


Amritsar is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, 28 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town, the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is the holiest gurdwara (religious complex) of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar tank (lake), where pilgrims bathe.
Area: 170 km²
Population: 1.133 million (2011)

Some of the beautiful places to visit in Amritsar
Golden Temple

The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. The temple is built around a man-made pool that was completed by Guru Ram Das in 1577.
Address: Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
Opened: August 1604
Construction started: December 1581
Founder: Guru Ram Das


Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar, and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators.
Address: Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Hours:

Thursday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Friday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Saturday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Sunday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Monday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Tuesday 6:30AM–7:30PM
Wednesday 6:30AM–7:30PM


Akal Takht

The Akal Takht, meaning throne of the timeless one, is one of five takhts of the Sikhs. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab.
Address: Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
Opened: 1995
Construction started: January 26, 1986

Architectural style: Sikh architecture

Durgiana Temple

The Durgiana Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mandir, is a premier temple situated in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple.
Location: Amritsar
District: Amritsar district
Major festivals: Dussehra, Janmashtami, and Rama Navami and Diwali
Number of temples: 1
Date built: Built in 1921


Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

Museum dedicated to the Sikh Empire founder displaying armour, paintings & other historical objects.
Address: Ram Bagh, Lawrence Road, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India

Hours:

Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday 10AM–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–5PM
Wednesday 10AM–5PM